Complexity, finance, and progress in human geography
2009 (English)In: Progress in Human Geography, ISSN 0309-1325, E-ISSN 1477-0288, Vol. 33, no 6, 807-824 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reviews recent commentary on and interpretations of the ongoing financial 'crisis' unfolding in many western economies. It finds that a central theme of these readings is the twofold argument that modern finance is too complex, and that this complexity is responsible for the crisis. The paper, inspired both by the economist John Galbraith and by the geographer David Harvey, argues against this widespread ascription and scapegoating of complexity. It does so as part of a wider argument that progress in human geography can be fostered through demystification of modern money and finance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 33, no 6, 807-824 p.
Complexity, Crisis, Finance, Money, Understanding
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-119962DOI: 10.1177/0309132509336508ISI: 000271746500006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-119962DiVA: diva2:301993